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  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what could be a tumultuous election year. But the council startled markets Thursday by reducing the monthly amount of bonds it will buy after March, to 60 billion euros...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the "taper-tantrum" months of 2013, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, an open-end...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund in the firm by total assets, had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the 2013 "taper-tantrum" months, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Federal Reserve policymakers should put less emphasis publicly on the short-term outlook for interest rate increases and more on the economics driving monetary policy and the uncertainty of forecasts, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. In comments at a Brookings Institution forum on Fed communications, Powell said that a...

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    Before the election, Trump told CNBC that Yellen should be "ashamed" of herself. Once he takes office, he may have to sing a different tune.

  • Nov 17- The last time emerging markets threw a tantrum like this the Federal Reserve responded by delaying planned tapering of its bond purchases. Well the world is now a less kind and gentle place and given that emerging markets have thrown themselves out of bed at the prospect of Trump-led protectionism and inflation, help probably will not be arriving.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. government and the country's largest life insurer are set for a rematch in a U.S. appeals court on Monday over how federal regulators decide a company is "too big to fail," one of the most significant reforms to come out of the financial crisis. The heart of the fight is whether the Financial Stability Oversight Council, made up of the heads of...

  • Janet Yellen

    Her interest in running a "high-pressure economy" threatens to add to an increasingly divisive climate at the U.S. central bank.

  • LONDON, Oct 17- German 10- year bond yields topped 0.1 percent on Monday for the first time since the results of the Brexit referendum in June, pushed higher by rising U.S. and British yields as investors turned their focus to this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB may discuss technical changes that would allow it to extend its 1.7 trillion-euro of...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- German 10- year bond yields topped 0.1 percent on Monday for the first time since the results of the Brexit referendum in June, pushed higher by rising U.S. and British yields as investors turned their focus to this week's European Central Bank meeting. The ECB may discuss technical changes at this week's meeting that would allow it to extend its 1.7...

  • *Bund yields touch highest since June, track US, UK yields. LONDON, Oct 17- German bond yields rose to their highest level in almost four months on Monday, facing upward pressure from a rise in U.S. and British bond yields as focus turned to an ECB meeting that could shed more light on the central bank's bond buying program. A report last week that the European Central...

  • *Southern Europe's bond yields soar 10 bps. LONDON, Oct 5- Euro zone bond yields soared on Wednesday, as concerns the European Central Bank might reduce the scale of its asset purchases before the program finally ends unnerved investors. A Bloomberg article on Tuesday cited sources as saying the ECB would probably wind down the monthly 80 billion euro...

  • *Bloomberg report on winding-down plan rattles markets. LONDON, Oct 5- Euro zone bond yields soared on Wednesday, as concerns the European Central Bank might reduce the scale of its asset purchases before the programme finally ends unnerved investors. A Bloomberg article on Tuesday cited sources as saying the ECB would probably wind down the monthly 80 billion...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. Treasury prices dropped and yields jumped to almost two-week highs after a report that the European Central Bank may taper asset purchases spooked investors. "What the market has been telling you for the last month-and-a-half is that central bank policy has run out of room and they need something else to transition to because it's not working,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, who is not a voting member of the Fed's rate-setting committee, on Tuesday said there was a strong case for raising interest rates, arguing that borrowing costs might need to rise significantly to keep inflation under control. "The market is anticipating that it will be revised up for the...

  • *Market tests BOJ's resolve in meeting new interest rate target. TOKYO, Sept 30- Bond buyers are already testing the credibility of the Bank of Japan's new monetary policy framework, pushing 10- year yields below its zero percent target and giving the bank few palatable options to bring them back on track. After failing in its goal of achieving sustained...

  • *Market tests BOJ's resolve in meeting new interest rate target. TOKYO, Sept 30- Bond buyers are already testing the credibility of the Bank of Japan's new monetary policy framework, pushing 10- year yields below its zero percent target and giving the bank few palatable options to bring them back on track. After failing in its goal of achieving sustained...

  • LONDON, Sept 15- Fears that the era of super-charged central bank stimulus could soon end have sent tremors through global bond and stock markets, but the spike higher in borrowing costs may yet offer the financial system a crumb of comfort: steeper yield curves. The gap between two-year and 10- year government bond yields has widened recently, with Japan's curve...

  • Ben Bernanke

    Of all the options the Fed has to stimulate the economy, going to negative interest rates may not be as drastic as it seems, the former Fed chairman says.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Investors rekindled their love affair with emerging markets this year, pouring billions of dollars into their stocks and bonds, but the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising U.S. interest rates threatens to cool the relationship once again. Recent history suggests the smallest increase- or even a whiff of an increase- can be unnerving for...